I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

I Want The Strength To Be Comfortable

In training for both running and swimming I have a primary objective behind it all – I want to be skilled enough and strong enough to handle a wide range of interesting exploration opportunities. When I come across an inviting patch of water or a trail wandering...
Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

Have Extra Time? Improve Your Posture

If I had to choose a second improvement project for pool-exiled swimmers with more time on your hands, I would assign the work of improving posture.  This essay is part of a series discussing the kind of complementary training you can do while kept away from the pool...
How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 2

How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 2

  This is continuing from How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 1… The Primary Form Of Strength At this point in the essay, the main lesson for everyone is that stroke length is the foundation to speed and the better you are at achieving a...
How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 1

How To ‘Lift Weights’ In The Water – Part 1

If you want to swim farther and/or swim faster, you have to be both more skilled, and stronger. Some people focus on just one or the other. But you can develop both of those together if you require both in how you go about your training.  I trust you are already sold...
Amazing Things Can Happen In A Week

Amazing Things Can Happen In A Week

I would guess that the average number of practices a week for those reading this is three days a week. I know of some whose schedule permits less and some whose schedule permits more. When we add up the interruptions and challenges in our routines over the months, we...
Your Lifestyle Of Strength

Your Lifestyle Of Strength

For long distance events you need to be strong in terms of muscle endurance. Your body needs to be capable of working at moderate effort level for a long time.  For sprint events you need to be strong in terms of muscle power. Your body needs to be capable of...
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